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Make learning to read fun and easy with Bumblebee Touchbook!
-Touch any word to watch it animate and hear it spoken
-Touch the narration bee to hear the entire page read to you
-Contains simple, interactive learning activities from word recognition to counting
-Includes a 3D-animated short-movie "Bumblebee Touchbook"
-Features music by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov performed by a live symphony orchestra
-A fun, educational way to help occupy toddlers and young children at restaurants or in the car
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What's New in Version 1.1
- New animated narration icon and turn page icon
- Each page now begins reading automatically
- The text is now more refined and smooth
Pictures and animations are excellent (except for the non-beating bumblebee wings), narrator's voice is excellent, "plot" is quite satisfactory, and for a beginning reader, this is a good length. Having a movie *and* an interactive book works well. I have a few quibbles about the music, though: The Rimsky-Korsakov "Flight of the Bumblebee" music (which accompanies the interactive book) is too soft, given the conditions under which it is likely to be played. Also, it starts over at the beginning of each page on which it plays at all, so you're unlikely to hear the whole thing, if a preschooler is in control. And if you stop to listen to the music, the screen will soon blank and the music will turn off. :-( Couldn't you wait until the music ends? Of course, most preschoolers probably won't wait long enough for the blanking screen to be a problem. ;-) The Tchaikovsky "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies" is fine. (Good volume, and since there is no interaction, the music is well matched to the action, and plays to the end.)
My 15 week old daughter who gets easily bored by all manner of attention-grabbers absolutely loves this. I am forced to play it again & again & her reaction at the different plot changes is always the same at each transition point. She follows the bee(s) plot closely & gets a chuckle when it comes to look at her before heading out. I should add that the combination with the choice music also helps in the attraction for my daughter. At her age my daughter seems mostly into the movie section. This is the 1st review of an app of the many I have downloaded. It was so good so as to get me to write one.
I would appreciate more stories (additional) of this kind. The other apps by same team are good but none as GREAT as this one. I am sure they can produce more stories of this kind given the execution shown here. Good job!
My Grandchildren Love the "Bee Movie"
When I bought this app I had no idea how this app would appeal to my 2 year old grandson. Not to long after I bought it, he had to take an emergency trip to the hospital and was scared and kept crying. When I turned on the "Bee Movie" and gave him my phone to watch it, I was so grateful to see him calm down. Thank you so much for making this app. My 11 month old grandaughter is captivated by the movie also. She saw a picture of a bee on a piece of paper yesterday and tried to push it to get it to "play." I wish you had other short movie apps with classical music. I would buy them in a heartbeat. The graphics and the music of this app are really great. Thanks!!!!!
- Category: Books
- Updated: Nov 17, 2008
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 60.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 3DAL, LLC
- © 2008 3DAL, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.